Friday, 30 April 2010

Week included VAT exemptions, Inst of Certified Bookkeepers seminar, First Aid DVD, Online forums and web based secure log in areas, InTouch

Monday, 26 April 2010
Book before 21st May and you will receive a pack including discount opportunities worth over £1,000

Friday, 23 April 2010

Week included Oxford Business Network, First Aid DVD, Oxford Marketing Conference bookings, VAT Flat rate scheme, Forecasts, Lead pages,

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

First aid training for Tourism South East Members

We are delighted to have been selected, along with a number of blue chip businesses like Barclaycard, BUPA and AA, as a provider of a membership benefit to all members of Tourism South East.
We have agreed to offer a 10% discount against our usual first aid training prices, so this presents a further saving for Tourism businesses for their first aid provision.
For more details please see the TSE membership benefits pack

Monday, 19 April 2010

Book early for the Oxford Marketing Conference on 10th June and receive your early booking pack of free offers and discounts. Limited places

Friday, 16 April 2010

week included Email marketing seminar, First aid conference, New employee, Tourism South East event, Client year end accounts preparation,

Thursday, 15 April 2010

New rights to training for employees

Employers have been issued with guidance on the new right of employees to request training in the workplace. Under the new legislation, eligible employees will have a legal right to ask their employer to give them time away from their core duties to undertake relevant training. While employers will be obliged to seriously consider requests, they may still refuse a request where there is a good business reason for doing so. The legislation is set to come into force on 6 April 2010 for employers with 250 or more employees and will be extended to all employers from April 2011.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Oxford Marketing Conference 2010

This years conference will be on Thursday 10th June 2010 at the Kassam Stadium conference centre.
For more information please see
Bookings now open for the Oxford Marketing Conference 10 June 2010. Early booking package available. See

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Great networking event with the Oxford Business Network and the Chamber of commerce at Williams F1 in Grove last night.

Monday, 12 April 2010

10 reasons for losing a business pitch

1. Not preparing answers to potential questions or objection
2. Too much 'we' and not enough 'you'
3. Appears just another pitch - No passion or interest demonstrated
4. Poor presentation structure
5. The “gift of the gab" front man
6. Not knowing your audience
7. The information dump
8. Failure to back up sales quotes
9. Failing the “so what” test
10. Missing the appointment time

Friday, 9 April 2010

week included business start up books, P11d(b) returns, Twitter integration with CRM tool, producing clients rent statements, first aid DVD,

Thursday, 8 April 2010

InTouch software. Includes Twitter integration for contacts & ROI tool link to Google Analytics.
Have you seen our software offering full Customer Relationship Management & email marketing?

New fit note scheme

Changes to the way that workers take time off sick come into effect this April. Under the new system, doctors will be allowed to advise what sort of tasks that employees can perform rather than simply issue a sick note that declares someone too ill to work. It is hoped that the ‘fit notes’ will reduce costs for employers and prevent long-term sick leave absences.
The DWP has produced guidance for both employers and doctors on the fit note scheme, which can be found at

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Week included Email marketing product demo, Payroll P35's, Property management client statements, Samepoint research, Email autoresponders

The top 10 reasons to be email marketing

The top 10 reasons to be email marketing by Ed Rivis
I have just finished reading a great book from Ed Rivis titled ‘email marketing dynamite’
He provides his top 10 reasons why almost every business should be email marketing.
1. It is easy to get started - within hours
2. Low cost set up
3. It powerfully increases traffic to your web site
4. Responses can be instant
5. It can increase brand recognition
6. It can increase customer loyalty and retention
7. It can be used to nurture prospects
8. Other people can easily promote you at no cost to you or them
9. It can be 100% automated
10. It can be scientifically tracked and optimized from results
He goes on to share his experience of how entrepreneurs are using email marketing to build multi million pound businesses.
If this is an area that interests you, then please take a look at our InTouch email communication product on our web site for more details call us on 01865 378559.

Employer Annual Return P35

As we approach the end of the tax year, a reminder to all employers that your end of year payroll return is due soon. All P35 returns are due to HMRC by 19th May.
In addition this year, virtually all employers must now send their employer annual return for 09/10 by online submission.
Don't leave your preparation to the last minute as you will first have to register for HMRC's online services which can take a week or more to activate depending on the post.
It is unlikely you will receive the paper copy of the P35 as a reminder and penalties will apply for late submission.
Also remember to order your paper P60's as these still have to be issued direct to employees.